Maintenance Technician - Night Shift Job at Alpla, Lima, OH

  • Alpla
  • Lima, OH

Job Description

ALPLA is a global family-owned, privately held company that makes innovative, customized, recycled packaging for top companies such as P&G, Unilever, L'Oréal, Pepsi, and more. ALPLA values their employees, work-life balance, personal growth, compensation and sustainability.


What Can You Expect From ALPLA

  • Health and Wellness Care Program- Benefits 
  • Child Care Benefits
  • Dependent Care Cost Savings Program
  • Recognition programs; Promotional opportunities
  • 401K Retirement Plan and excellent Matching Plan
  • Medical, dental, vision plan
  • Education assistance program/tuition reimbursement
  • Short term, long term and life insurance paid by ALPLA
  • Paid vacation; paid holidays


Main Responsibilities:

Perform installation and maintenance of proprietary ALPLA equipment (e.g. Extrusion Blow

Molding machines, Stretch Blow Molding machines, Injection Molding machines,

packaging systems, automated palletizers) and general facility maintenance.

• Equipment installation and preventative maintenance:
-Install and set up proprietary ALPLA equipment
-Conduct regular preventive maintenance tasks on machinery to ensure optimal functionality

and prolong equipment lifespan.
-Perform minor modifications and adjustments to machinery as needed to enhance

performance and accommodate specific production requirements.

• Performs predictive maintenance:
-Utilize predictive maintenance methodologies, such as condition monitoring and diagnostic

tools, to identify potential issues before they lead to downtime or production disruptions.
-Employ specialized technical knowledge to perform predictive maintenance tasks, including

assessing equipment health, analyzing data trends, and planning maintenance actions


• Troubleshooting and repairs:
-Diagnose technical problems and malfunctions in molding machines using a

systematic approach to identify root causes accurately.
-Collaborate with technical experts and utilize advanced troubleshooting techniques to

address complex issues effectively and efficiently.
-Execute repairs on molding machines, both independently and with technical

guidance, restoring equipment functionality promptly to minimize production


• Facility Maintenance Support
-Contribute to general facility maintenance tasks beyond equipment-specific

-Assist in maintaining a safe and organized working environment by addressing

facility-related issues and supporting maintenance efforts in shared spaces.
-Collaborate with the facilities team to ensure a well-maintained and

conducive production environment for seamless operations

What Makes You Great


  • Performing a basic-skilled level of maintenance activities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job listed above 
  • Min High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • 2-year technical degree or equivalent experience at ALPLA or similar industry


• Knowledge of Industrial Maintenance Safety 
• Ability to read basic blueprints and schematics
• Familiarity with power transmission systems and industrial controls
• Basic understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics
• Experience with programmable controllers
• Knowledge of occupational math skills for measurements and calculations
• Problem-solving and team collaboration capabilities

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable 
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and very occasionally to climb or balance.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/ or move up to 10 lbs, frequently lift and/or move up to 30 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

It is required to act in a safe and environmentally responsible manner at all times by adhering to all ALPLA policies and procedures and Safety Standards (OSHA). #maintenance #LIM


ALPLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: ALPLA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ALPLA are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. ALPLA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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